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Transportation Employment Information


Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Company Confidential East Port Orchard, WA, 98366
We are seeking an energetic sales person to join our team. This person will possess business skills, and have excellent phone and computer capabilities. Sales experience is required. LOCAL APPLICANTS ONLY PLEASE - must be able to reliably commute to our office in Port Orchard, WA. Job Duties: Answering customer inquiries and other requests promptly and professionally Processing orders quickly ...
Company Confidential Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054
A well-established manufacturing & distribution company is seeking a Warehouse Manager in Mt. Laurel NJ area. Responsible for coordinating and supervising all warehouse activities on a daily basis under the direction of the Operations Manager. Actively supervise the receiving, warehousing, and shipping of product in a manner consistent with company service level objectives and cost objectives. Mus...
Driver Wanted -Immediate opening available for CDL Class A driver/boom operator. Teamster union benefits. Deliver and stock building materials throughout Chicagoland area. Send resume to ***** Posting provided by:...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: San Diego, CA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsi...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Sumner, WA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsible...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Richland, MS Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsib...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: West Deptford, NJ Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Resp...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Gainesville, FL Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Respon...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Allentown, PA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsi...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
CHS / Northern Plains Aghas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anApplicator / Driver. Your primary role from March through fall will be as a Custom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobili...
CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for aDriverin Alexandria, MN and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for hauling bu...
Posting Date: 08-18-2014 Job Location: 950 Centerville Rd, Newville, PA 17241 Location: 005910 County: Cumberland Job Id: 1134056 Responsibilities: Provides effective workflow and front-line supervision to small to medium sized group of hourly employees, ensuring efficient use of labor hours and productivity index while simultaneously employing a continuous process improvement philosophy and...
Posting Date: 09-05-2014 Job Location: 6600 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33496 County: Palm Beach Job Id: 1135141 Responsibilities: Manages the forecast collaboration process and initiatives to improve the flow of product from the supplier to the warehouse Supervises the approval process for new and renewal vendor agreements regarding domestic lead-time, supply chain guide and transporta...
Posting Date: 09-05-2014 Job Location: 6600 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33496 County: Palm Beach Job Id: 1135143 Responsibilities: The Sr Director - Indirect Procurement serves as an integral member of the Finance Management team; responsible for the development and execution of a $1+ billion spend strategy across the entire spectrum of indirect procurement spend categories to achieve bu...
CHS / SunPrairie Coophas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking forCustom Applicators.You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Apply crop protection products with a high clearance sp...
Posting Date: 08-17-2014 Job Location: 6600 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33496 County: Palm Beach Job Id: 1131343 Responsibilities: To provide expertise and focus in implementing all new systems, processes, and/or operating methods for CSC's and/or Cross Docks. Serve as subject matter experts in assisting regional staff and Information Technology partners to develop new solutions and meth...
Posting Date: 09-05-2014 Job Location: 6600 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33496 County: Palm Beach Job Id: 1135145 Responsibilities: This position reports to the Director, JDA Optimization Support & Training and is the technical subject matter expert of the JDA system, and acts as the system liaison with IT. The position is responsible for implementing and integrating the system enterprise...
Posting Date: 09-05-2014 Job Location: 6805 S 217th St, Kent, WA 98032 County: King Job Id: 1135120 Responsibilities: Provides effective workflow and front-line supervision to small to medium sized group of hourly employees, ensuring efficient use of labor hours and productivity index while simultaneously employing a continuous process improvement philosophy and maintaining open communication...
Posting Date: 09-24-2014 Job Location: 6700 Auto Mall Parkway , Fremont, CA 94538 County: Alameda Job Id: 1136281 Responsibilities: Provides effective workflow and front-line supervision to small to medium sized group of hourly employees, ensuring efficient use of labor hours and productivity index while simultaneously employing a continuous process improvement philosophy and maintaining open...

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